D-JIL “Digital Generation” – Innovate and create online media content for young people


SafirLab 2017. © vinciane lebrun-verguethen/voyez-vous

The D-Jil project aims to offer young citizens, from nine countries of the MENA region, the opportunity, resources, training and mentoring to create and produce digital content for new generations

It is funded by the European Union and implemented by CFI, in partnership with IREX Europe, the Samir Kassir Foundation, the Forum des Alternatives Maroc (FMAS) and Leaders of Tomorrow.

D-Jil will run over 4 years and mentor 20 initiatives from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.

  • Selection: in March 2018, there will be a call for applications to select a “long list” of the 30 best projects focusing on digital content intended to meet the expectations of young people and to help them to become involved in public and local life.
  • Hackathon: a hackathon will then bring the teams together to share ideas, receive targeted training and mentoring aimed at helping them refine and develop their project ideas.
  • Subsidy: At the end of the hackathon, the teams will present their projects to a jury and the 10 best will receive a subsidy of between €60 000 to €80 000, to transform their ideas into actual projects.
  • Incubation: These 10 award winners will further benefit from personalized mentoring throughout the implementation of their projects. They will have regular meetings at working sessions to exchange ideas and to promote a regional group dynamic.

IREX Europe will also implement Media and Information Literacy workshops to help the project teams incorporate Media Literacy into activities and receive feedback from their youth audience.

A second call for applications will be launched 6 months later, to choose a further 10 projects

Call for project proposals

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Project Date : February 2018 - January 2022


PARTNERS: Canal France International (CFI), the Samir Kassir Foundation, the Forum des Alternatives Maroc (FMAS) and Leaders of Tomorrow

DONOR: European Commission